Urban Refugees in East Africa Resort to Desperate Measures as COVID-19 Takes Hold

GENEVA – The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR warns hundreds of thousands of urban refugees across the East, Horn and Great Lakes region of Africa are resorting to desperate measures to survive as the economic impact of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, takes hold. Government-imposed lockdowns and curfews aimed at preventing the spread of […]


AFRICOM: Russia Deploys Fighter Jets to Libya

WASHINGTON – U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) says Russia recently deployed military fighter aircraft to Libya to support Russian state-sponsored, private military contractors, who are helping forces fighting the U.N.-supported Libyan government. The Russian fighter aircraft arrived at al-Jufra Airfield in Libya from an airbase in Russia after a stop in Syria where they were repainted […]

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Auction Results (May 26)

The 7-day BoBC yield increased slightly to 1.00 percent from 0.99 percent of the previous week, for a paper maturing on June 3, 2020. For a 91-day paper maturing on August 26, 2020, the yield declined to 1.00 percent from 1.50 percent. The summarised results of the auction held on May 26, 2020 are attached […]